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Freakonomics

How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called "How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the ...

How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?” [MUSIC: Jessica Lurie, “Pudding” (from !Zipa Buka!)] Amy FINKELSTEIN: Yeah, so my pa...

Religiosity: Good for Society, Bad for Innovation?

In a new working paper, Roland Benabou, Davide Ticchi, and Andrea Vindigni  follow up their earlier paper which found "a robust negative association between religiosity and patents per capita." Th...

Should I Work for an “Evil” Company?

A reader writes in with a question that is hard to answer. I thought it'd be best to put the question to you, our readers; hopefully you can help him find his way to a good decision. Hello: I am a...

A Would-Be Freakonomist in Kyrgyzstan Needs Your Help

From a reader named John Keaney: I just finished your book Think Like a Freak, and I’m trying to use the lessons in the book while I’m in Kyrgyzstan. I’m an undergraduate at Unive...

What Happens When Poor Pregnant Women Are Given Medicaid Coverage?

We’ll be putting out a new Freakonomics Radio episode later this week on the use of RCTs (randomized controlled trials) in healthcare delivery. It features the work of the MIT economist Amy F...

The Perfect Crime Rebroadcast Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The Perfect Crime (Rebroadcast)“. [MUSIC:  Johnny Sangster, “Slowbook”] Stephen J. DUBNER:  Hey podcast listeners. This week we...

The Perfect Crime: A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

This week's Freakonomics Radio episode is a rebroadcast of the episode "The Perfect Crime" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media p...

What You Don’t Know About Online Dating: A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

This week's Freakonomics Radio episode is a rebroadcast of the episode "What You Don’t Know About Online Dating" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, o...

What You Don’t Know About Online Dating Rebroadcast Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “What You Don’t Know about Online Dating (Rebroadcast)“. [MUSIC: The Civil Tones, “City Stoopin’” (from City Stoopin’)] ...